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Donald Trump’s Immigration Quotes Are Totally Unrecognizable From Past Republican Presidents

Ronald Reagan, 1989: “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living … Continue reading »

Staggering Moral and Economic Consequences of Mass Deportation a Reminder Why Trump Presents GOP with Moment of Truth

In addition to moral toll on America, center-right American Action Forum study find mass deportation would inflict massive economic costs;  No room for equivocation: GOP elected officials and candidates must follow lead of Sen. Ben Sasse and  others and reject Trump We have never believed that Donald Trump would try to, or would be capable of, … Continue reading »

“You Can Bite Me”: Latinos Definitely Aren’t Feeling The RNC’s Cinco de Mayo Proclamation Today

You almost have to applaud this. Almost. It takes some real cajones to nominate as your party’s standard-bearer someone who insulted Mexicans and then release a Cinco de Mayo statement today “celebrating” Mexicans. We’d been wondering all week if the RNC would dare release a Cinco de Mayo proclamation as Donald Trump appeared so close to … Continue reading »

Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jolly, and Carlos Beruff Are With Trump

Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and here in Florida.  Republican Senate hopefuls Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Representative David Jolly remain “undecided” about their support for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President. On the other hand, Republican Carlos Beruff, another Senate hopeful, is a fervent Donald … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Nomination: A Moment of Truth for the GOP, for Latino and Immigrant Voters and for Who We Are as America

Frank Sharry: “Donald Trump is not a clown to be dismissed, he’s a threat to be defeated” We have long recognized the dangers of Donald Trump and his blend of nativism, demagoguery and authoritarianism. Since his campaign launch, Trump has tried to mainstream a vision of America that is taken directly from the fringes of the white … Continue reading »

GOP Ship Sinking With Trump as Their Anchor

Washington Post Editorial Calls for Republicans to Avoid “Moral Poorhouse;” Latino Voter Down Ballot Trends in FL and NV Spell Danger for GOP  Leading political observers and Republican pollsters are highlighting how the Republican Party is on the wrong side of several important developments coming to a head in 2016. With Donald Trump moving ever-closer … Continue reading »

In the Era of Trump, Will The RNC Even Bother With Cinco de Mayo “Hispandering” This Year?

It’s almost that time of the year again — some annual Cinco de Mayo “Hispandering” from Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee. But, there’s one huge difference this year — the presumptive GOP nominee is a blatant racist. In fact, this year, that day will fall at around the same time Donald Trump — … Continue reading »

Endorsements from KKK Leaders and “El Diablo” Pete Wilson Not Likely to Help Already-Toxic GOP Brand Image with Latino Voters

Recent nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, showed just how toxic Donald Trump is with Latino voters – a whopping 87% of Latino voters have either a “very” or “somewhat” unfavorable opinion of Trump. Trump’s favorability rating is not likely to improve with the news of his new endorsement … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.”

New Pieces from Jamelle Bouie and Gabe Ortíz Underscore Dangers of Normalizing Trump Candidacy As the chances of a Trump nomination seem increasingly likely, many in the GOP establishment have admittedly “warmed” to the idea of Trump as the party’s standard bearer.  Jamelle Bouie at Slate offers a stark reminder to the American people that we cannot let Trump’s … Continue reading »

Actually, US Hispanic Chamber, Gov. Kasich Does Have a Track Record With Latinos

Just Ask The Ohio Immigrant Families That Met With Him The Washington Post reported that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will endorse Ohio Governor John Kasich for President today.  From the Post: During a public forum with the candidates, the group’s president and CEO, Javier Palomarez, admitted that Kasich “doesn’t have a huge track record of … Continue reading »